How to Show the Tables in a MySQL Database Server

In this guide i will guide you the simple step to show the table on the database server. Assume that the wordpress blog has been installed and running fine with the following database details:

    Database Name : wp1db
    Database User : wp1user
    Database Password : wp1password

Go to the terminal or ssh to MySQL Database server. You should login as wp1user.

    [root@server ~]# mysql -u wp1user -p
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Your MySQL connection id is 198
    Server version: 5.0.77 Source distribution
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.
    mysql> status
    mysql  Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.77, for redhat-linux-gnu (i686) using readline 5.1
    Connection id:          204
    Current database:
    Current user:           wp1user@localhost
    SSL:                    Not in use
    Current pager:          stdout
    Using outfile:          ''
    Using delimiter:        ;
    Server version:         5.0.77 Source distribution
    Protocol version:       10
    Connection:             Localhost via UNIX socket
    Server characterset:    latin1
    Db     characterset:    latin1
    Client characterset:    latin1
    Conn.  characterset:    latin1
    UNIX socket:            /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
    Uptime:                 1 hour 10 min 58 sec
    Threads: 3  Questions: 3307  Slow queries: 0  Opens: 57  Flush tables: 1  Open tables: 
    29  Queries per second avg: 0.777
    mysql> use wp1db;
    Reading table information for completion of table and column names
    You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A
    Database changed
    mysql> show tables;
    | Tables_in_wp1db       |
    | wp_commentmeta        |
    | wp_comments           |
    | wp_links              |
    | wp_options            |
    | wp_postmeta           |
    | wp_posts              |
    | wp_term_relationships |
    | wp_term_taxonomy      |
    | wp_terms              |
    | wp_usermeta           |
    | wp_users              |
    11 rows in set (0.01 sec)

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